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July 09, 2018
Greater Mankato Growth, Inc.
Mankato, MINN (July 9, 2018) – The staff of Greater Mankato Growth, Inc. (GMG), which includes the four business units — Greater Mankato Growth, Visit Mankato, City Center Partnership and GreenSeam — have moved out of their two prior locations at 10 and 12 Civic Center Plaza and are now located in their permanent and unified home in the Graif Building at 3 Civic Center Plaza, Suite 100. This is a year of excitement and many changes for the...
June 20, 2018
Greater Mankato Growth, Inc.
Mankato, Minn. (June 20, 2018) – Greater Mankato Growth, Inc. (GMG) is pleased to announce the promotion of Patrick Baker to vice president and director of Government and Institutional Affairs at GMG. In his expanded role, Baker will have the added responsibilities for overall performance of GMG and its four business units (Greater Mankato Growth, Visit Mankato, City Center Partnership and GreenSeam) and he will serve as lead support to Jonathan...
June 14, 2018
Greater Mankato Growth
Mankato, MINN (June 14, 2018) – The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development released the May 2018 employment figures today. The Mankato – North Mankato Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) saw a gain of 1,286 jobs or 2.2% year over year in the month of May, which led all metropolitan areas in the state.  This is the fifth straight month of Mankato-North Mankato leading the state in job growth. Goods Producing sector (...
June 13, 2018
Greater Mankato Growth
Presented by: Greater Mankato GrowthKicks off Summer Concert Series June 14thSongs on the Lawn will Feature Music from Kind Country MANKATO, MINN. (June 13, 2018)- The annual Songs on the Lawn, an event of Greater Mankato Growth, kicked off the free summer concert series on Thursday, June 7th. The Civic Center Plaza lawn was filled with friends, family and co-workers with their chairsand blankets as The Jeremy Poland band performed a...
June 12, 2018
Greater Mankato Growth, Inc.
Mankato, MINN (June 12, 2018) – Greater Mankato Growth, in partnership with GreenSeam, will host a free Public Affairs Forum luncheon on June 20 titled Free Trade and the Impact on Minnesota. With international trade supporting more than a quarter million jobs in Minnesota, the current turmoil in the international trade system poses significant risks for the state. We’re pleased to be joined by experts from the Heritage Foundation in Washington...
May 30, 2018
Greater Mankato Growth
Mankato, MINN (May 30, 2018) – Greater Mankato Growth will host a Public Affairs Forum with our regional legislators recapping the 2018 Legislative Session. This breakfast forum will take place on May 31 at Abdo, Eick & Meyers, 100 Warren Street, Mankato, in their 5th floor training room. Breakfast will be served at 7:30 am and the program begins at 8:00 am. Greater Mankato Growth’s Public Affairs Forum Series brings together compelling...
May 21, 2018
Greater Mankato Growth, Inc.
Mankato, MINN (May 21, 2018) – Following are statements from Jonathan Zierdt, President & CEO of Greater Mankato Growth, Inc. and Patrick Baker, Director of Government & Institutional Affairs for Greater Mankato Growth regarding last night’s Legislative passage of the bonding bill which approved funding for Corridors of Commerce to finish the four-lane expansion of Highway 14 from Owatonna to Dodge Center. “Highway 14 connects the...
May 17, 2018
Greater Mankato Growth
Mankato, MINN (May 17, 2018) – The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development released the April 2018 employment figures today. The Mankato – North Mankato Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) saw a gain of 901 jobs or 1.6% year over year in the month of April. Mankato-North Mankato has had the highest job growth among all metropolitan areas in the state for each month of 2018. Additionally, Greater Mankato is the only...
May 15, 2018
Greater Mankato Growth
(May 15, 2018) MANKATO, MINN. – Fayetteville, Arkansas has been selected as the destination for this year’s Greater Mankato Leadership Delegation Inter-City Leadership Visit (ICLV), an initiative of Greater Mankato Growth. A delegation of business and community leaders will travel to Fayetteville, Arkansas October 10-12, 2018 to study innovative ideas and best practices that may be adapted to the Greater Mankato region. Of particular interest...
May 01, 2018
Greater Mankato Growth
Below is a joint statement from Jonathan Zierdt, President & CEO of Greater Mankato Growth, Inc. and Patrick Baker, Director of Government & Institutional Affairs for Greater Mankato Growth regarding the allocation of $400 million in Corridors of Commerce project funding, which was unveiled May 1. “Today’s announcement that Highway 14 was shut out of the latest round of Corridors of Commerce funding is obviously terribly disappointing....

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